Monday, January 21, 2008

Another Category, Another Buddy

I couldn't help it: having shouted out Tim and Nathaniel in the categories I drafted last night, I couldn't have the world thinking that I had forgotten ModFab, who'd also have a Willy Wonka golden ticket to the stay-up-all-night sleepover I wish I could throw on the night before the nominations. ModFab's theater productions are always such arresting sights to behold, and he's always so attuned to production design in his film reviews, that the Art Direction category always makes me think of him. So, there went my lunch hour, but here you go. Tough choices this year, and a lot of swapping in and out right until the end, but I think I'm at peace with these as my final five.

By the way, as we've now hit the one-third mark of these Honorees, with 7 out of 21 categories announced, the multiple nominees thus far are Lust, Caution and There Will Be Blood with three apiece (and at least one honorable mention in each case), and The Aerial, Grindhouse (a four-time honorable mention, which means it's been in striking distance for every category except Costume Design), and Lady Chatterley. Since I'd argue that none of these movies, save There Will Be Blood, got anywhere close to their due while they were in theaters, I hope that somehow, somewhere, somebody's Netflix queue is newly a-churning.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because I can't help myself:

Art Direction
There Will Be Blood

6:58 PM, January 21, 2008  
Blogger NicksFlickPicks said...

Steve, do you have a blog or a site where we can see all of these? (Not because I don't want these in my comments, but our tastes seem so similar that of course I'd love to read/see more of your stuff!)

7:34 PM, January 21, 2008  
Blogger NATHANIEL R said...

beautiful write ups as usual. i'm trés jealous

9:15 PM, January 21, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alas, I do not. Maybe some day, but I'm generally so confused by technology that I'm not sure I could learn very easily. At least, it'll have to wait until I have a little more free time to figure it all out.

5:00 AM, January 22, 2008  

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